The Holman Household

Thursday, May 21, 2009

8 weeks

Today I am 8 weeks 2 days! Last week I felt a little nauseated sometimes and I was starving all the time, but this week I have felt better and my appetite is pretty much back to normal. The only smell that has even bothered me is REALLY strong coffee. It didn't make me nauseated, but I couldn't stand to be in the office. I have overall been feeling pretty well this week other than getting tired easily. I have been going to bed about 9pm every night! Brendan's parents are coming into town this weekend. We are really looking foward to spending the weekend with them.

Monday, May 11, 2009

First Dr. Appointment

Our first prenatal appointment was May 6 at 2:30pm. I was both nervous and excited for the first visit. I was nervous to see that everything was going okay and because of the blood work. Brendan went with me and the first thing we got to do was an ultrasound. That was so exciting! We got to see the first glimse of our little baby! Brendan says it looks like a bean. So, for now we are calling it Jelly Bean. We also got to hear the heart beat (121 bpm). Afterwards the nurse gave us a ton of information and answered all of our questions. At that point I was thinking I may be getting out of a blood test... but OH NO! That was the last thing. It was terrible! The nurse was about to show me the needle so I turned my head as quick as possible. Then she took 5 viles. I wasn't feeling so well by the time she was done, but I though I was going to be fine so we walked to the check out area to set up our next few appointments. That's when I started to pass out! I think Brendan was a little embarrased, but he was very helpful in getting me to where the Dr. told me to go lay down. Now, Brendan will take me seriously when I tell him I don't do well with needles. I am glad the appointment is over with and looking foward to the next ones to come.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Finding out the news!

Brendan and I found out that we were to become parents April 20, 2009. It was definately a time of strong emotions. We were both excited and nervous at the same time. Brendan couldn't wait to call his parents with the news! They were happy for us and very supportive.

Of all the weeks for my parents to be on a cruise this was the week! I talked to them a few times on the phone, but really wanted to wait until they got home to tell them. My Mom's Birthday was Sunday and when my parents stopped by our house on their way back from the cruise I told her we had an early Birthday present for her (because I couldn't wait any longer). I gave her a onsie that said "What happens at Grandma's stays at Grandma's". She asked if there was something I was trying to tell her. Well of course! My sister was there too and didn't catch on for a little while.

My first Doctor's appointment is tomorrow and after that we will begin telling other people our news! I am REALLY nervous about it because I am terrified of needles and I know there will be blood tests. I have never had one before and I am so glad that Brendan will be there with me for support. He has been really great and helpful these past couple of weeks. We are looking foward to the journey ahead!